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Companies condemn Texas for investigating families of trans kids (March 14, 2022)

On Monday’s show: Dozens of corporations are condemning Texas’ order to investigate families of trans kids. And Memorial Hermann and Blue Cross Blue Shield have reached a contract agreement, allowing nearly 200,000 patients to continue care at Memorial Hermann hospitals.

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On Monday’s show: A Texas judge has blocked Gov. Greg Abbott's order to the state's child welfare agency to investigate families seeking gender-affirming care for their kids, but not before some 60 corporations condemned the order.

And the Memorial Hermann health system has reached an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, restoring access to care for some 200,000 patients.

Also this hour: A practice in the oil fields has some dire consequences for Texans, and is there any hope for regulating it?

Then, how is Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affecting America’s relationship with Russia in space, particularly the International Space Station?

And Jeff Balke updates us on sports.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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